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tv   Piers Morgan Tonight  CNN  July 8, 2011 6:00pm-7:00pm PDT

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>> it will be at that moment when it's nally over tt you'll be able to exhale, take a breath, understand the significance of the moment, that will probably take a little while to get me out of the shuttle. but i'm bound and determined to be the last one out. i'm isha sesay in new york. we learned betty ford as died at the age of 93. what we know right now according to family members is that ford died just a short time ago, that her death was peaceful and family members were by her bedside. she was known, of course, as a first lady. her husband sworn in as president in 1974 but became many better known as an advocate for those suffering addiction. she disclosed publicly she abused alcohol and prescription
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drugs and went on to found the betty ford center 1982. ford also was a crusader for breast cancer research after undergoing cancer treatment herself in the 1970s. she won many awards including the presidential medal of freedom. and the congressional gold medal. former first lady betty ford as died. she was 93 years old. now back to "beyond atlantis: the next frontier." tonight, the superstar you've been waiting for. >> beyonce you've never seen or heard of before. it's been embarrassing because beyonce hasn't brought any money with her.
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>> the woman behind the legend, texas schoolgirl. an intimate hour. this is "piers morgan tonight." ♪ here's hoping you save me right now so crazy your love's got me looking so crazy in love ♪ >> beyonce has won over a dozen grammys and may have to make room for more. hours from now she has "four" and beyonce is with me now. how are you? >> i'm so wonderful. >> so nice for you could come all the way to london. >> yes, just a coincidence. >> i sat and watched you, had a couple of beer, turned on the television. you were the first ever woman to headline there. an amazing achievement. what was it like for you last night. >> well, you know, i'm still
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walking on the clouds. i'm still kind of shocked. i can't believe what happened to me happened and i think it's because i've seen glassstonberr and when i traveled on television and only amazing rock stars perform and it's just the coolest festival and i was able to see my husband perform there a couple of years ago, and it was one of the most excitie ini nights. he had a bit of controversy and came out and performed an oasis song and the crowd went crazy and i thought, oh, my god, i'm so honored to be here and prayed that one day i'd be able to do it and three years later i was asked to headline and be the first woman and first african-american woman >> that's the amazing part. >> that's -- >> never mind any other criteria, you were the first woman ever to play at this incredible event. to ever headline it. >> it's a little strange when you think about it but i'm just
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that i'm the first woman and it was so women out there and it was incredible because the men usually when i have them do certain part, they are trying to be cool but they were like just belling out the songs and everybody was just united. >> let's watch a little clip from last night and then i'll ask you your reaction to this. ♪ ♪ ♪ got to be ♪ let everybody know oh girl ♪ >> and watching that, i was struck by several things, one was the glint in your eye when you say you'd always wanted to be a rock star like you finally felt you were a proper rocker. >> exactly.
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>> is that what glastonberry and -- >> it's not about fashion or being cool. everyone is just is cool and that's what i love about it. it's not about the production or how many his you have. it's about good music and everything coming from the inside and everyone has so much love and appreciation for a good performance and, you know, i love when i cannot have to think about all the other things that are not as interesting and i can just belt out the songs and dance from the heart and i know that is appreciated. >> so here's the weird thing, watching you last night you seemed about 0 feet tall. you were like this giant coming at me in my big widescreen tv. you're quite tiny, respect you ask. >> people say i'm a lot smaller than they think i am on tv. they say that to everyone. they say it to other girls in destiny's child, my husband, my mother. i think it's just the television.
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>> the thing that struck me watching you about your -- i never watched a whole beyonce concert before. so i was fascinated to see how you go about this. "a, the energy levels you kept up were extraordinary. "b," the size of your heels. how did you stay up? >> it was very slippery and the first song i was like, okay, am i going to make it? i thought i would have to switch shoes and i had others on the side of the stage in case. i've been practicing in heels since i was 13 years old and to be honest, it's kind of second nature. the heels are second nature. it's just a part of it whenever i rehearse i have on my heels. >> the whole thing with last night -- i don't like the phrase girl power but it was about empowerment of women. you were like strutting around that stage making men like me feeling pretty useless at home. like i have no right to even be near this woman. >> not at all. >> how intimidating this ink this you do. >> no, you but i definitely feel it is my job to empower women
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and i remember having this dream that my band was all females and i told my male band at the time, i'm sorry, guys, y'all are so talented but you're not women and they all had wigs on. this he came to the last performance like we can do it. but i found these incredible women and incredible background singers and i do have men on the stage, as well. i have great men dancers. >> washing your shoe heels for me. >> no, they're -- i have no incredible dancers ands it great to have that camaraderie. i feel like i learn so much from the other musicians and makes me want to be a better musician. >> what do you feel when you're there and have 175,000 people going crazy, this is never going to happen to me much as i'd love to think it will. those days are over. when you walk out and you get this surge of energy from a crowd like that, you've never performed to a crowd that big. >> no, what does it feel like. >> well, before i performed, i
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was so scared. i was like a leaf -- i was really, really afraid and i had to just say, forget that it's 175,000 people and pretend it's just like the show you did two days ago and you've been doing this your whole life and just have fun and, you know, we all got together, said our prayer and we took our breaths and tried to exhale all the negativity and i just had to tell myself, i'm a diva. i've worked hard and i psyched myself up and once you hear the crowd and you get past the first couple of minutes it's time to rock. it's time to have a good time and enjoy it. >> how about i'm a diva. you say that proudly. >> i do. >> all-stars are shy. you love being a diva. >> well, because i've met what a diva is supposed to be and i've met patti labelle and tina turner and these incredible women. >> what is a true diva. >> graceful and talented and strong and fearless and brave and someone with humility and i
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think, you know, it's an appropriate time to be a diva and, you know, i did not show up in my costume that i wore yesterday because -- >> i was kind of hoping you might. that was really a costume. more like a bit of beach wear. >> no, it was not. it was a costume and i did not wear it because it's appropriate for the stage but there is a certain mentality and a certain aura that's appropriate for the stage but it's only appropriate for the stage. >> what went into the thinking for the outfit for me. you woke up, it's piers, it's cnn. >> i just tried on a few dresses and i liked the color. >> come on, humor. how many did you try on. >> i tried on two. i tried on a red suit and this and i said iic loo the color. >> what made you think it was the right one for me. >> it's all about the color. it's a beautiful day. it's the warmest day here. >> the warmest day in britain for five days. you brought the heat, lady. >> yes.
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>> what i'm fascinated with your new album the fact you took this year off. this is a woman who has worked so hard in the way that your parents did before you. when you have this year off, what did you learn about yourself? >> i learned a lot about myself. the biggest thing i learned is i love to perform. i love music. i love what i do. i love singing in the studio and writing songs and coming up with video treatments to the point that during that year i do not count the 72 songs i recorded as work because it's what i was born to do and i learned balance. i learned the importance of taking time for myself and i was moving around so much that i had no idea that i really have 16
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grammys, like i've heard that and i got up and accepted my awards, but i didn't realize what an amazing accomplishment that was. >> you never had time presumably. it's just this treadmill. the more successful you get the less time you have to enjoy anything. >> exactly. >> so finally, you went, enough, i'm having a year off. i'm going to enjoy what i've achieved and have a real life. what was the most fun you had in the real world? >> well, i did everything, you know. i definitely enjoyed the simple things like, you know, driving and picking my nephew up from school, traveling, but not working and actually visiting museums and seeing ballets and having great conversations with meme on the plane. >> really. >> yeah, just to have -- >> why do i never get to sit next to people like you on the plane. can you let me know your schedule sometime.
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>> okay. >> you are on a plane and you start talking to a random person. >> it's great when we will don't know who you are. they're say, i'm sorry, i'm just realize. i'm saying that's why the conversation was so great. you just forget how wonderful it is to just -- >> let me ask you who do you do, what do you say. >> they didn't -- not until, not until people started getting weird and asking for pictures and they're like, what is going on? >> but i visited, you know, the pyramids and i was able to sing at the top of the pyramid. >> i heard you sing "ave maria" while in one of the tombs and it just echoed around. >> what a moment. >> it was beautiful and who would ever think i would get an opportunity to do that. i was there along with my family and, you know -- >> any truth in the rumor that you and j-z are having joint pyramids built to be remembered by? >> that's a good one. >> i just made it up. >> it is a good one.
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i haven't heard that one. that's a good one. it might stick. >> we'll have a little break and when we come back i want to show you some incredible footage of a 6-year-old beyonce knowles performing. ♪ we run this motha, girls who will run the world, girls ♪ [ male announcer ] the network -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans,
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[oinking] ♪ beyonce is my name love is my game so take a sip of my potion and do it some motion ♪ ♪ she's bad baby baby don't make me mad ♪ >> that is hilarious. i mean even at 6, you were showing off. >> i was. >> seriously, very precocious performer. >> it's very embarrassing to me. that's not something you need everyone to see. >> even as a kid can you remember the thought process when you were that young? did you always know i am going to be a star? i don't care what it takes. >> i didn't at all know that i was going to be a star.
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but i did know that i felt very comfortable when i was on the stage. i was really shy and i did not speak much -- i was more comfortable with adults because my mother owned a hair salon and i stayed in her salon in grown people's business all day trying to listen to their conversations and which was on the stage my mother put me in dance lessons and i really loved it and i think, you know, when this he saw me perform they were like, wait a minute, she's like in heaven and they realized that it was where i could step out of my shell and i just felt the most like myself. >> i thought that last night watching you. you just seemed like in utopia for you. >> absolutely. >> and just couldn't get better and yet i keep hearing how shy you are. last night i mean i've never seen such self-confidence in almost any performer. where do you get it from? how do you create that kind of aura when by nature you're not really like that? >> i don't know. i think i -- for one, i'm not
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shy anymore. i am the person at the dinner party that is quiet and observing and having a one-on-one conversation. i get embarrassed when it's a lot of people and a lot of eyes and i'm still that way. i wouldn't say shy, but now, you know, on the stage i've been doing it for awhile and it's my place to be me and to be free and i don't feel like i'm being judged. i feel like it doesn't matter how irritated i am or angry i am or excited or in love or whatever emotion, when i get on the stage i'm just purely free and it's -- i feel so honored every time i get on the stage because i know i've been doing this for 15 years and it's what i love to do and so many other people that love to do the same thing and they don't get to perform in front of 175,000 people. >> a lot of performers quite
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from quite damaged backgrounds or dysfunctional in some way. what's quite refreshing about your story, it's not really like that. you came from a remarkably successful family and not lots of money but your dad was a top xerox guy when he was young, your mom ran this incredibly successful salon and both taught you "a," if you want to be successful, you have to work really hard and it seeps they taught me about the importance when you get there to be humble. to not lose the sense of who you are. >> they absolutely did. i learned, you know -- my mother worked 13 hours a day and i never heard her complain. i mean, she worked until her feet were calloused and my father was such an incredible entrepreneur and any and everything he said he would have, he worked until he had it and he taught me there's no such thing as no and i had a lot of great support and i think the support is really a huge, you
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know, factor in my success knowing that if something didn't work out i still was loved and, you know, having that security is really important. >> your mom is only 10 feet away as we speak so she's here protecting you even now and does come almost everywhere you go. >> she does. >> what are the values, you do you think she's instilled in you. >> well, definitely that, you know, beauty fades and who you are from within is forever and definitely be a woman of your word and hard work. she is always correcting me and, you know, i feel like it doesn't party if you are the janitor or the president, everyone is the same. making sure that i keep my humility and my spirit, you know, she is always honest with me. >> since you became famous, successful, when has she been the most angry with you? >> i remember when we first had
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our single on the radio and i was starting to feel like i was hot and i was in the record store and she was talking to me and i started singing because i didn't want to hear whatever she was saying and i was about 15, and the song was playing on the yad joe and i'm like yeah, and these guys were looking like that's beyonce and i thought i was hot and she smacked the crap out of me in that store. when i tell you, whap, whap. >> really. >> yeah, and sent me to the car and i said i don't care what song you have on the radio, you are my child, you do not disrespect me and i will never forget it. it was a great lesson. >> so you've never sung again like that in a shop in a store with your mom. >> no, absolutely. >> my mother, i could tell, "a," she's got your beauty. i don't think this beauty fades but there was a steely look in your eyes saying you mess with my girl, young man or old man,
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you're going to get it so i'm just a smack, smack away if one question goes wrong. she's there. >> but she is my friend and i mean we don't agree on everything and i'm an adult and, you know, we have our own -- our moments because we work together and -- with our clothing line and she is -- >> what is she most proudest of that you've achieved? what is the moment for your mom. >> i can say probably when i sang "at last" for the president. i think, you know, my father, all of his history he grew up in gaston, alabama. >> doesn't it sound amazing when you say things like that that only in our generation even that's what your parents had to go through. i find that a staggering thing. >> i do too. >> even now i hear it. >> it's true.
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but it's a new day and my parents saw me being a part of that history. and now i see my nephew and he's like, i don't understand why everyone is saying that obama is black because it's just normal to him and that makes me -- that's my, you know, my joy, so, you know, it's great to see the growth and it's great that my parents could live to see that and makes me very proud. >> hold that thought because i want to talk to you more about that amazing night when you sang at the inauguration because i can imagine for you, talk about nerves at glastonbury. the nerves of that event. that's disgusting. ♪ what goes around comes back around hey my baby. ♪ what goes around comes back around hey my baby ♪ t something? ...or something small? ...something old?
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oh the spell is cast. and here we are in heaven ♪ ♪ for you are mine ♪ at last >> you have got a pair of chops on you. wow, you belted that. i mean, waiting before you went
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to sing that knowing the background and what you told me about your parent, the struggle they had to come through life, so many african-americans in america and then here you have barack obama has become president. this sea change and on the night that america celebrates you are selected to sing. what are you feeling just before you go out? >> right now i'm -- i'm very emotional because it's like i'm reliving it and it was really powerful and overwhelming and i kept telling myself, okay, this is not about you. you have to do this for them. you have to do this for history and it's the only way i was able to get through that song because i wanted to bawl and i wanted to stare and i wanted to watch and i wanted to, you know, but i was a part of it so it was probably -- oh, my god. it's -- i can't believe i was
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there and i can't believe it was my voice for that moment and so honored and so many memories, so many stories from my father and my grandparents and my mother and just all going through my mind and it was really fantastic. >> have you had to put up with racism as you grew up? did you experience the bad side of it? >> a bit, but, you know, i feel like now people at least with my career i've kind of broken barriers and i don't think people think about my race. i think they look at me as an entertainer and a musician and i'm very happy that that's changing because i think that's how i look at people and that's
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how i look at my friends. it's not about color and race and i'm just happy that that's changing. >> there was a moment around that time when you had the most powerful man in the world, barack obama, african-american, you had the biggest tv star in the world, oprah, you, the biggest singing star in the world, you know, tiger woods was then the number one golfer in the world which would have been unthinkable 20, 30 years before. >> exactly. the. >> sea change really came through personal achievement as much as anything else. >> absolutely. >> did you feel that? >> i did. absolutely. and i am proud of it and i'm praying we continue to grow and people continue to see the right things in people go what did your parents say after you performed at the inauguration? >> oh, my mom cried forever and i did too. it was a beautiful night and like i said, definitely the most proud moment for her and for myself.
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>> the president, what did he say? >> i did not speak to them. i wish i had like that. but i'm hearing them years later. >> i heard you're in his speed trial. is that true. >> i don't know. they are amazing. they are wonderful. and i've actually just worked with the first lady with the let's move initiative and it was so beautiful. >> because she's a remarkable woman. >> whatever side you are on the political divide, michelle obama has barely put a foot wrong and is a remarkable role model. >> and she cares so much. her whole idea was so brilliant because the girls and boys were practicing the choreography not realizing they were taking care of their bodies and moving around and i'm so happy she averaged me to be a part of it. >> how do you think he's doing as a president. >> i think he's doing a great
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job. i think he's fantastic. i think he needs another term. he needs pore time and with the time he has he's incredible. >> will you campaign for him. >> absolutely. >> on the stump doing your bit. >> absolutely. i did the first time. and i will again. >> i know you did. >> you must have met him. >> i met him. they're so gracious. >> he has gotten around to thanking you. >> i performed at the white house. they were so gracious. they not only spoke to me, they spent time with every single member of my band and they're just the epitome of class and heart. it's beautiful. >> america is going through sort of a difficult phase. everybody knows that when you're there. economically, very, very tough conditions. obviously there is wars going on, as well. a lot of drain on resource. what do you think? when you look at america now, what do you think america needs to get itself back on its feet properly? >> well, i think we're getting there. i think we need -- we need obama and he's doing his job and we
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just have to believe in him and trust our president. >> what do you think about what i detect is a slight lack of confidence in america? you're an incredibly confident american businesswoman. what advice do you give to americans? someone who came from no money to build this empire through hard work? what do you say to them. >> i will say to continue to work hard and don't give up on your goals. and i know for me like i said i grew up watching my family struggle and i grew up with family that was successful but not born successful and i believe with hard work and with a goal and love and positivity then eventually we'll be fine. >> we're talking of love and positivity. i'm going to have a little break and come back and talk to you about the man in your life. >> uh-oh. >> which i know you love to talk about. >> uh-huh.
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i like to deep in your eyes ♪ >> "crazy in love." she sang with mr. jay-zed as we call him in great britain. i sat opposite your husband at a dinner and i didn't know what to expect. you hear ferocious rap star coming to town. everyone battens down the hatches. in walking this guy, immacula immaculately dressed, immaculate, incredibly charming, friendly, easy to talk to. funny, very, very funny. we had two or three hours just talking about life and the universe, a little bit about you and stuff and i was really impressed with him. i don't say that just to make you feel good. i actually was genuinely struck by, you know, he's not just a successful singer or good busine
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businessman. you could have had your pick of any guy. what was it about jay-zed. >> i feel the same way you feel and i -- i -- jay and i have kind of made a decision that we want to be known for our music and, you know, not our relationship or scandals and it's hard because sometimes like, okay, i can't talk about him but he's amazing. >> he is amazing. >> and i agree with all of the things -- >> occasionally you got to sit back and think, my husband is a pretty cool guide. >> he really is. >> he was there last night supporting you and agreed to do tennis -- >> i'm not. >> when you sing a song like "crazy in love" how long have you been crazily in love in your life? >> not many. not many at all. >> then you meet this guy.
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>> yeah. >> and that's it, bang. >> i definitely had a very natural friendship and connection with him and i mean we've been together for a very long time and very happy. >> what does love mean to you? >> proper love. >> well, you know, love is the foundation of everything. everything i do. it's inspiring -- my music is inspired by love. from my family, from my husband, from my sisters and it gives me the security and the confidence that you see on the stage. >> is it -- i mean most people say, you have to have had your heart broken to sing with real emotion. i don't sense you ever have. >> i've had my -- i've had my -- my life experiences, definitely, i mean, i haven't had this perfect flawless life, and any relationship you go through
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issues and you have to learn each other and you grow and you have painful moments and i feel like, you know, i lot of my life experiences i used in this album. there's a way that i'm singing that's very different and i think i had an epiphany when i did "cadillac records" when i played etta james because for the first time i had to sing from a different place. she was addicted to heroin and i never did any drugs so hi to use the most painful emotions and memories of my life and sing from that place. >> let's just hold it and watch a clip from that because it was an incredible performance. >> thank you. >> and we'll talk about it after this. >> you wouldn't begin to know my problem, baby. >> let me. >> my mother was a whore.
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and that [ bleep ] just looked me in my face and he didn't see himself. he didn't see his little girl. >> i mean a really visceral role performance and it surprised a lot of people. a lot of your critics and watched it and were like, whoa, she's not as simple in terms of her performance as we think she is. real depth there. must have been satisfying to you. >> it was really satisfying and i worked really, really hard so, you know, it felt good to know that it was appreciated and even if it wasn't, it was such growth for me as a human being and as an artist, and it made me want to take more risks in my career. it made me a lot braver and to have the freedom to kind of let go of all ego and not care about
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what i look like or fitting into a pop star box, it just was really liberating to me. >> do you like the acting? >> i do. >> do you love the pace of it? i would imagine with singers when you get on stage, wham, bam, it's all over in two hours and get all the energy out and have a direct or whatever you want to do. acting, you're sitting around, waiting. hundreds of people watching. >> i don't like that as much but i like the stability. i like being able to go to the same place every night and your call time is around the same every morning and you're around the same people for six months and you don't have to travel 100 places so you kind of build a family relationship and because i've been touring since i was 13, that is something i haven't had in my life. >> how did you like doing those love scenes. >> i don't like them. >> you do not. >> no, they're uncomfortable but after maybe -- >> even -- >> no. >> he is a good looking guy.
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>> it's weird because i didn't grow up acting so i've done six or seven movies which i've done kind of some romantic scenes and maybe three, so it's still new to me but i realize that, you know, it's a part of it and after a few times it kind of becomes choreography so it's a little easier. >> i couldn't do it. >> it's strange. it is. i mean actors don't say that, but i feel that it's strange. >> we're going to have a break and when we come back i want to talk about the brand beyonce. what it is and how you keep it at the top. ♪ most incredible it's your girl b ♪ in financial transactions... on devices... in social interactions... and applications in the cloud. some companies are worried. some, not so much. thanks to a network that secures it all and knows what to keep in, and what to keep out. outsmart the threats. see how at
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yesterday. >> fries. it all goes swilling in. >> you couldn't have it yesterday because of the glastonbury. you now have a piping hot cup of english tea. now what do you need is a scone. i'm going to prepare one for you. >> what is this pronounced. >> it's calmed a scone or pretend shouse you can call it a scone. people who think they're members of the royal family or ought to be call them scones so you take some cream. it's about as fattening as it can possibly get. >> it looks delicious. >> take a bit of fattening cream and some jam like this, slop it all on and you put it together and this is an old-fashioned and it basically gives you a heart attack in about five minutes. on behalf of great britain there is your first scone. >> okay, i'm going to try it. do i just go away. >> just go for it. >> okay. mm-mm. >> now, how good is that seriously. >> derisious.
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it's like a popeye's chicken biscuit. my favorite. i'm supposed to be proper. i'm having tea. >> it's pretty cool, isn't it. >> i love it. the cream is so great. >> you've spoken quite honestly and openly about occasionally having slight weight problems in your life. how have you dealt with it and what advice do you give your female fans in particular who may be going through that period in their lives. >> well, i have found my personal goal, my ideal weight for myself and i try to stick with that. you can't let anyone tell you what, you know, your best s you know what your best is and i work at it. you know, you can have whatever you want. it just takes work. >> you're 29 years old. >> yes. >> and in september, the -- >> i'll be 30. >> the looming, dooming big 3-0. >> yes. >> is emerging in your life. you're pretending to be very, very thrilled about this. are you? >> i am absolutely serious.
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i can't wait because 29 is very strange. it's still you are in your 20s but you feel like you're supposed to be 30 and i feel like a woman. i feel like i'm very aware of who i am and i feel great and i feel like 30 is the ideal age because you're ideal age. because you're mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards and not be afraid or too polite, but you're young enough to be a young woman. i'm so looking forward to it. >> see, when i hear you speak like this, in this mature, sensible, rational way. >> it's the truth. >> but it's beginning to sound a bit like your mother. which makes me think you're now heading to the right kind of time in your life. >> i'm turning into my mom. are you saying i need to have a baby? >> i didn't even ask the question. >> okay. i always said i would have a baby at 30. >> i know you did. >> i'm 29. >> exactly. >> but i also said i was going to retire at 30. so i don't know.
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>> so it could be a big year. >> who knows? i'm not retiring. i'll tell you that. >> can we expect a little patter of little beyonce' and jay-zs? >> only god knows. >> would you ask him to tell me? >> i will. i'll have a conversation. i'll whisper. but you can't tell anybody else. >> we're going to do an exciting thing involving your album. but before you go, if i could ask you to replace greatest moment in your life. the five minutes maybe you would replay if you have a chance. what would it be so far? >> oh, that's a tough one. i talked about i think two of the highlights, which is glastonbury and performing for the president. >> kind of hoping that you were going to say tea and scones with you, piers. >> but you didn't give me a chance. >> so for the record, the greatest moment of your life? >> absolutely being here today, mr. morgan. >> beyonce'? >> yes. >> i couldn't have asked for more. when we come back, beyonce', you and i are going to go album hunting. >> yes, we are.
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♪ who won the world >> we are now snaking through south kensington. >> south kensington. >> heading towards harrod's. >> i can't believe we're actually about to do this. >> no can i. we're actually going into harrod's and buy a copy of your album. imagine what's going to descend on them if they don't have it for sale. this could be a very tense few moments. >> no. no. >> the big question really i need to ask you is, you or j-lo? >> me or who? >> j-lo.
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>> what? >> who has the best booty obviously. >> you are crazy. j-lo. >> you don't honestly think that. >> i love j-lo. she's great. >> you think she's got a better booty than you? >> i'm not saying anything. i'm not comparing my booty to j-lo's. >> who are the real rivals for you? don't pretend you don't have them. everybody needs rivals. who are the names you look for in terms of comparing yourself to success? >> to be honest with you, in the past i've always looked at my last performances and my last chart positions and tried to figure out how i can better myself. i don't feel like i really have any -- i don't want to say rye values. there are people that i respect. there are people that i admire. like i love gaga. she's like not even more than an artist, as a human being. she's so genuine. and such a really nice person. and brilliant. >> i'm like a magic genie and
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can offer you complete an none imity again. never going to have a prying camera or prying fan. anonymity for the rest of your life. the only thing is you have to be bought. >> i don't know. because i'm thinking that i would probably go back and -- but then that means i wouldn't be me. i don't know. it's a tough thing. because i'm happy with my choice in my life and i'm happy with my life. so i don't know. >> does money bring happiness to you? >> no. no. it brings some happiness. it brings comfort. but absolutely -- >> i was thinking if you have a lot of money you don't have to worry about money. >> you don't have to worry about it. >> the little people in the world have to worry about it. they do. and it's tough. it's extremely tough. eve been through times in our family where we had to worry. it's stressful on relationships, on everything. and i'm very happy that i don't right now. who knows -- look what you did. >> i'm sorry. i apologize. the bane of my life. they follow me everywhere.
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>> here we go. ♪ . >> good news. good news. your album's on sale. >> wow! it is! that looks so cool! >> i think we need to buy one, don't you? >> i think we do. >> good news. we can actually probably get two. >> okay. >> all right? >> that is great. you can afford it, right? >> actually, i didn't bring any cash. >> you want me to buy them? >> yes. i think -- >> how much are you worth? seriously. $100 million woman? you're making me buy your own album? >> i don't have any cash. i'm sorry. >> seriously? this is really awkward.
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hey, look, why don't we get one of these? >> winning. >> it has to be. >> it's the perfect t-shirt. >> it is. i'm going to get you one of these and one of your albums. >> okay. >> fair enough. after you. >> thank you. >> raise a little murmur, huh? >> good music on this. >> what about the music? >> good music. >> i appreciate it. >> challenged me to buy her own record. so this was apparently -- this mayhem is all caused by one tweet on twitter. >> i know. the power of twitter. >> nothing secret anymore, is there? >> it's not. that is a little disappointing. it's hard to keep the excitement that i used to have when i saw a photograph of michael jackson or prince. the mystery in just being able to create the fantasy in your mind. it's so hard to keep that. >> is that one of the reasons that you're quite private? >> it is. i thi